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Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-04-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,948
Posted By jfisher
++1 on how to use G3X and GNX375 for IFR flights....

++1 on how to use G3X and GNX375 for IFR flights. Trying to figure out how to make Foreflight work with these as well. Looks promising...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By jfisher
Thanks guys. Happy new year.

Thanks guys. Happy new year.
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By jfisher
Foreflight weight & balance -14A

Anyone know what to enter for "Zero Fuel" in Foreflight W&B for a 14A?
Forum: RV-14 12-20-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By jfisher
Awesome, thanks a bunch!

Awesome, thanks a bunch!
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By jfisher
Foreflight filing setup

Trying to set up my new RV-14A on Foreflight website. Anybody know which boxes to check when setting up filing codes for FAA & ICAO equipment, ICAO Surveliiance Codes and ICAO Perf-based Nav?
Using...
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 93,437
Posted By jfisher
14 W&B

Weighed my 14A today.

Right main: 440
Left Main: 436
Nosewheel: 411
Total: 1,287

Empty C.G. 80.0

Should I be concerned not having the empty CG within the range of Van's design limits...
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,920
Posted By jfisher
Thanks all. Ordered the Bogert. And yes Rick,...

Thanks all. Ordered the Bogert. And yes Rick, getting ready to haul this thing to the airport in a week or so. Send me a PM or text on your progress.
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,920
Posted By jfisher
Tow bar for 14A

Needing to buy a tow bar for my 14A soon. Only model I can find is the Bogert Bogi-Bar 48" model for the RV-10 from Spruce.
Will that also fit a 14A?
Any other options?
Thanks!
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,017
Posted By jfisher
Thanks guys. I just realized I don't know how to...

Thanks guys. I just realized I don't know how to read. Its right there in the following pages.
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,017
Posted By jfisher
14 spinner cutout

Trying to get the cutout according to the Hartzell template... am I missing the part where I’m supposed to clamp the prop between two blocks of wood the turn it to see my gap clearance on the spinner?
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,674
Posted By jfisher
Thanks guys. Both good leads.

Thanks guys. Both good leads.
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,674
Posted By jfisher
Impossible to buy

Trying to buy 4 Denso IKH27 plugs to match the orig's that came with the T-bolt 390 now with dual Pmags.
Unbelievable how hard these are to find online.
Anybody have a source that's not Amazon?
Forum: RV-14 08-30-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,100
Posted By jfisher
Wow! Great advice everyone. Really appreciate...

Wow! Great advice everyone. Really appreciate this forum. Any other ideas welcome.
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,100
Posted By jfisher
Wing attach problems on -14A QB

Trying to make sure the main wing attach bolts fit the bulkhead assembly prior to mounting wings, but the bolts don't go through! Not even close. Only one of the 8 larger bolts will even go through...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,210
Posted By jfisher
Dang, wish I would’ve read this before grinding...

Dang, wish I would’ve read this before grinding away on the nose fairing for the last couple days. Agree that the spacer on top of the tire is too much for everything to fit. Would love to know if...
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,914
Posted By jfisher
Right behind you in the Vetterman install. Check...

Right behind you in the Vetterman install. Check out MyRV14.com under Fall/Winer 2019 updates. Tim Olson took some great pics.
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,299
Posted By jfisher
Congrats! Nice write-up too. Can't wait to see...

Congrats! Nice write-up too. Can't wait to see video.
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,021
Posted By jfisher
I also purchased the Artex 345 ELT from Stein....

I also purchased the Artex 345 ELT from Stein. However, I yanked out the phone cord and now realized that I need a ground. Should I run a separate ground wire to the ground block, or could I ground...
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,201
Posted By jfisher
I ran my comm RG-400 thru the center tunnel, then...

I ran my comm RG-400 thru the center tunnel, then outboard running parallel to the fuel lines thru one of the 2 holes in the fuel line brackets. Bare cable fits perfectly, then added the BNC...
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,939
Posted By jfisher
Thank you for this post! I am definitely going to...

Thank you for this post! I am definitely going to install this kit. Didn't know it was available. Saw a homemade version on a newly minted -14A at OSH last year, but wasn't sure about the structural...
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,520
Posted By jfisher
Thank you all. I did finally see this in the...

Thank you all. I did finally see this in the manual. Lesson learned: read the manual thoroughly:)
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,520
Posted By jfisher
What about mounting it upside down, yet still...

What about mounting it upside down, yet still laying flat and facing fwd?
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,520
Posted By jfisher
Mounting GDL51R

Just got my panel from Stein and trying to mount the GDL51R. Plans call for flat & facing forward. That's gonna be tight.

What if I mount it on it's side or vertically?

Anybody know exactly what...
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,448
Posted By jfisher
-14 Elec Aileron Trim

Got mine installed today. Took most of the day. Had the wing in the cradle. Used both alignment templates to set the aileron in neutral position. Hope that works. Guess I'll find out when the wings...
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,861
Posted By jfisher
Whoa!

That looks fantastic! I'm debating whether or not to install the 45 degree brackets to mount the circuit breaker panel. Any thoughts?
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,263
Posted By jfisher
Great idea on the plexi. Thanks Java.

Great idea on the plexi. Thanks Java.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,079
Posted By jfisher
I think I found the solution. I simply used a 1...

I think I found the solution. I simply used a 1 1/4" box wrench and filed a little material off the side of the wrench where it contacts the wheel rim enough so I could get a good bite on the nut....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,079
Posted By jfisher
Beringer axle nut

Trying to figure out how to tighten the 1 1/4" wheel nuts on my RV-14A Beringer main wheels. Called tech support. They're working on it.
Any ideas? Is that nut really supposed to be torqued to 141...
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,337
Posted By jfisher
Thanks for the shout, fellow Iowans. Let's keep...

Thanks for the shout, fellow Iowans. Let's keep in touch.
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,337
Posted By jfisher
Thanks guys. That gives me something better to...

Thanks guys. That gives me something better to consider. Will probably leave it in the original position.
Forum: RV-14 08-12-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,094
Posted By jfisher
Congrats Tom. Great videos. Must be an awesome...

Congrats Tom. Great videos. Must be an awesome feeling. Can't wait.
Forum: RV-14 08-12-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,337
Posted By jfisher
Alt air handle location?

Ready to order the panel from Steinair. Not excited about the alt air handle located between the throttle and the prop on the lower quadrant. Apparently that's a common location.

Any thoughts on...
Forum: RV-14 05-25-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,414
Posted By jfisher
I did the same thing. Gotta remove the pitch...

I did the same thing. Gotta remove the pitch servo and it will fit just fine.
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,469
Posted By jfisher
Smart idea. Will plan to use this. Any chance of...

Smart idea. Will plan to use this. Any chance of windy conditions causing undue stress here?
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,248
Posted By jfisher
Canopy crack

Almost done with the canopy fairing, and this little star crack showed up on the right side forward most hole.:mad:

I've read most of the posts and am planning to stop drill the larger vertical...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-30-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 38,941
Posted By jfisher
...And THIS sums up why I'm ordering the new CPI2...

...And THIS sums up why I'm ordering the new CPI2 along with a Slick mag for my Thunderbolt 390.

Thanks to everyone for their transparency. I really do get alot of information from a forum like this.
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,687
Posted By jfisher
Sorry Steve, I forgot to add that I was planning...

Sorry Steve,

I forgot to add that I was planning to go with you guys for FWF kit.

BTW, love your brake lines on the Berringer setup. Perfect fit!


Question for you while here... What if I went...
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,687
Posted By jfisher
Good to know. Thanks.

Good to know.
Thanks.
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,687
Posted By jfisher
Good idea. Was thinking about those but haven't...

Good idea. Was thinking about those but haven't researched yet. Will take your advice. Thanks.
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,687
Posted By jfisher
Hey Kilroy. Been following your videos. Nice job...

Hey Kilroy.

Been following your videos. Nice job BTW. We decided to go with QB fuse and wings. Almost done with the canopy and will have her on the gear in a month. Nothing left in finish kit but...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,687
Posted By jfisher
You make a good point. I haven't decided yet to...

You make a good point. I haven't decided yet to go with EI, and your words are refreshing. Appreciate your input. Haven't decided on the alt. Thinking B&C.
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,687
Posted By jfisher
Ready to order the engine...any thoughts?

Hey gang.

Half-way thru our 14A build and I need to order the engine soon.

Planning on the Thunderbolt 390 (red) with Airflow Perf injection, 74" Hartzell alum prop, Vetterman exhaust, and backup...
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,527
Posted By jfisher
Final update - success!! Talked to Sterling @...

Final update - success!!

Talked to Sterling @ Vans' tech support today and he suggested heating up the broken tap with a soldering iron until the plexi melted enough to lift right off. Said I was...
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,527
Posted By jfisher
Thanks everyone for the feedback. Lots of really...

Thanks everyone for the feedback. Lots of really good options!

I will be sorting out a priority of things to try (buy) tomorrow when I talk to Vans and a few vendors.

Feeling much better today. Big...
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,527
Posted By jfisher
Angry Broken Tap in rollbar - UGH!!

Major bummer tonight.

Step 4 of 38-03 calls for tapping 6-32 threads through the rear window into the rollbar. Going well until number 8 when I managed to snap off the tap. RRRR!

Not a happy...
Forum: RV-14 01-01-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,572
Posted By jfisher
14 window drilling

Of all the posts I've read regarding drilling into plexi, this is the one I am going with. I am also very paranoid about the process.

Just ordered the #40 plexi bit, along with a #36 & #27...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,902
Posted By jfisher
Very nice job. I really like the paint. Black...

Very nice job. I really like the paint. Black bottom is very unique, yet stylish. My wife loves the seats. Wants to know where we can get them.
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,675
Posted By jfisher
Need for yaw servo?

I'm still looking for anyone to comment on the effectiveness of a yaw servo in a 14? I'm thinking I don't need one.
Any thoughts?
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,936
Posted By jfisher
Thanks. Just needed to hear that I wasn?t the...

Thanks. Just needed to hear that I wasn?t the only one.
Will go easy on the cut.
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,936
Posted By jfisher
Quickbuild fuselage gear leg holes?

So I just received the QB fuselage for my RV-14A via Partain. Very pleased with the shipping process.
Going thru the plans to make sure everything was completed when I discovered something...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 107,318
Posted By jfisher
#140411 Empenage Kit rec'd 1/5/18. Rudder and...

#140411 Empenage Kit rec'd 1/5/18. Rudder and Elevator done. Starting on aft fuselage soon. Hope to have it ready for QB Fuselage Kit expected delivery in June.
Reserved N411RV tail number.
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,459
Posted By jfisher
Awesome idea, Scott. Makes total sense. Will...

Awesome idea, Scott. Makes total sense. Will check that out.

Thank you. - Jim
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,459
Posted By jfisher
Thanks, will be sure to Van?s on Monday.

Thanks, will be sure to Van?s on Monday.
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,459
Posted By jfisher
Emp 09-05 switched holes - now what?

On the tail kit page 09-05, Step 1 says enlarge two holes in the elevator front spar. The top one is 5/8, the bottom is 3/8. Problem is, I accidentally drilled them from the wrong side and now they...
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